2: What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life?

Mickey Mellen
2 min readFeb 27, 2024

Today we’re going to dig into the second question ( here are all of the questions) from Tim Ferriss’ book “Tribe of Mentors”, which is:

What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months (or in recent memory)? My readers love specifics like brand and model, where you found it, etc.

While a good number of people answered the question in the book, none stood out to me enough to deserve a highlight. However, I was inspired to read this book by Robert Carnes, who shared his answers earlier this year. For this one, Robert said:

I’ve suffered from knee joint pain nearly my entire life, especially anytime I exercise. A few years back, I bought a sports ice pack and a compression sleeve that fits on my knee.

Together, these significantly cut down my knee pain after I work out. They cost me less than $30 total and have literally saved me headaches. It’s an important reminder to take care of yourself.

For me, it’s the Logitech MX Master 3S mouse, which generally costs just under $90. Between the old 2S model and the newer 3S, I’ve now purchased this mouse 12 times! Some for me on my various computers, and another for pretty much everyone at our company. It’s a solid mouse, with smooth tracking, solid battery life, and it feels great in the hand. There’s nothing magic about it, but it’s just a great mouse.

What purchase have you recently made for under $100 that we all need to know about?

Originally published at https://www.mickmel.com on February 27, 2024.



Mickey Mellen

I’m a cofounder of @GreenMellen, and I’m into WordPress, blogging and seo. Love my two girls, gadgets, Google Earth, and I try to run when I can.